This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Remember the USS Lexington

Speaking of Memorial Day (previous post) I came upon this 2018 Jesse Yeatman Enterprise article on how the sinking of the aircraft carrier the USS Lexington led to the naming of our Lexington Park.  

St. Mary's County Library Microfilm Collection -- Microfilm Image Viewer (archivalweb.com)
To learn more about the finding of the Lexington (click here) and/or watch the following video.  (Note that the musical choice in the video seems a little slack considering this is a war grave, but I guess the copyrights' owners of Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald wanted too much moola for that to be used instead.)

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